|U.S. House, New Jersey, District 3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
MacArthur graduated from Hofstra University, and has worked in the insurance industry since graduation. He and his wife founded the St. Peter’s Sandy Relief Fund in order to bring aid to families who were suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
- 2013-2014: Mayor of Randolph, NJ
- 2012-2013: Deputy Mayor of Randolph, NJ
- 2011-2014: Randolph Township Republican Councilman
- 1999-2010: Chairman and CEO of York Risk Services Group, Inc.
MacArthur's campaign website explains:
"Tom MacArthur is a self-made businessman running for Congress to be a leader in promoting policies that spur job creation and empower people; that ensure our recovery and renewal in the wake of Sandy; that strengthen Social Security and Medicare for our seniors; that provide our military the tools they need to defend our freedom in a dangerous world; and that honor the service of our veterans and their families when they come home." 
—Tom MacArthur, http://www.tmac4congress.com/about/
Lawsuit against Lonegan
The Republican primary between MacArthur and Steve Lonegan became one of the most brutal battles of the 2014 election season. In his campaign, Lonegan attacked MacArthur's insurance company, York Risk Services Group, for underpaying or denying payment to wildfire victims in California. The claimants had sued MacArthur's insurance company. Chris Russell of the MacArthur campaign responded, “They’ve come up with three claims out of a million. There are lawsuits in the insurance industry. Those claims were dismissed, and they were all settled after Tom left the company." In response to Lonegan's negative advertising, MacArthur sued the Lonegan campaign for defamation, to which Lonegan responded by stating in a press release, "It's this kind of bullying and strong-arming of people that's downright despicable and has no place in this race." Lonegan also released another campaign ad, entitled "Wildfire," in which another alleged victim of the insurance company criticized MacArthur. MacArthur's lawsuit included Lonegan and six members of his staff, one of which was a single mother named Liz Curtis. In a press conference, Lonegan attacked MacArthur further, saying, "I ran against Cory Booker, and I respect him. He’s an Obama liberal and doesn’t hide from that. But I don’t trust Tom MacArthur. I don’t trust anyone who would sue a single mother. You don’t do that."
MacArthur is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 3rd District. MacArthur won the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Source: 99% reporting, Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.|
- Ocean County Republican Party
- Burlington County Republican Screening Committee
- Cinnaminson Mayor Anthony Minniti, Deputy Mayor John McCarthy and committee members Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Donald Brauckman and William Young
- Rep. Jon Runyan (R)
- The U.S. Chamber of commerce
- Former Rep. Jim Saxton
- Toms River Councilman Maurice “Mo” Hill, Jr.
- The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC
- Steve Lonegan's campaign released a negative ad against MacArthur, accusing him of being a liberal who raised taxes as mayor.
- MacArthur responded with an ad defending himself against the accusations and, in turn, accusing Lonegan of raising taxes.
- In May 2014, Lonegan released another ad attacking MacArthur, stating that MacArthur's insurance company wrongfully denied payment to wildfire victims in Los Angeles.
|Tom MacArthur (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 9, 2014||$0||$2,001,075.00||$(251,804.72)||$1,749,270.28|
**Included in the total contributions are two personal loans from Tom MacArthur: $1 million incurred on January 3, 2014, and $1 million incurred on March 31, 2014.
MacArthur has three children with his wife, Debbie. Their daughter, Grace, passed away at the age of eleven.
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- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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